James Sandfield "Sandy" MacGregor

July 14, 1948 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 72)


James Sandfield (Sandy) MacGregor


It is with great sadness the MacGregor family announces the death of James Sandfield (Sandy) MacGregor on November 2, 2020, at the age of 72.  He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Sandy is survived by his wife Dianne (nee Arsenault); son Jamie of Miramichi, NB; daughter Katie (Dr. David Barry) of New Maryland, NB; granddaughters: Alexandra and Margot Barry; sisters: Kathleen Oliver (David) of Toronto, ON, Marjorie Lygas (Mike Watkin) of Houston, TX, Miriam Wheeler (late Terry) of St. Andrew’s West, ON, Lynda Leyland (late Ernie) of Ajax, ON, Alyson Belmore (Philip) of Orleans, ON; and many nieces and nephews. 

Born in St. Andrew’s West, ON, Sandy is predeceased by his parents James and Helen (nee Macdonell) MacGregor and brother Charles MacGregor.

Sandy moved to the Miramichi area in the mid-1970s and quickly became a business owner. He opened the first denim clothing store bringing brand name fashions to Miramichi. More recently Sandy also became a commercial landlord. 

Sandy’s passions were his businesses, playing poker and golf. He loved a good hockey or baseball game and kept up to date with news in the sporting world. In very recent years however, it was the arrival of two granddaughters that brought him true joy.

Sandy was a gentleman. He was a patient, humble, kind and loving man with a quick wit. And although reserved, he was a conversationalist and had great insight on a variety of subjects. Sandy always had an appreciation for a good story and honest discussion.

While Sandy made Miramichi his home and was a proud member of the community, he never forgot his Ontario roots. When hometown family and friends visited, Sandy loved to show them east-coast hospitality.

Sandy will forever be remembered for his love of life, caring heart, love of family and friends and endearing sense of humour.

Visitation will not take place due to pandemic restrictions. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.

If one so desires, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sandy’s memory to Hospice Miramichi Inc. (

The family extends heart-felt thanks to Dr. Ninian Slorach, Dr. Jill Watts and the Miramichi Oncology Clinic, visiting staff from the extra-mural program and extended family and friends for their wonderful support, care and kindness.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to


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